Police suspect Swedish neo-Nazi groups of burning down a Stockholm cultural centre and setting fire to an apartment occupied by a young family in two separate arson attacks in the last week.
Sweden’s justice ministry has denied a second pardon request from Biljana Plavsicm, the former Bosnian Serb president and convicted war criminal, to have her 11-year-jail sentence ended.
German airline Lufthansa will have to raise its offer for Austrian Airlines if it wants to secure more than 75 percent of the ailing Austrian flag carrier, a shareholder group said Thursday.
Germany’s favourite oldest living cabaret entertainer Johannes Heesters is in trouble again for calling Adolf Hitler a "nice guy" in a TV interview on Dutch television Wednesday night.
Ford has said it wants to sell Volvo Cars for $6 billion, just shy of what the US carmaker paid when it bought the Swedish company a decade ago.
A patient admitted to the emergency room of a Stockholm hospital later died after being forgotten by hospital staff for more than an hour.
The weather might be bleak outside, but that's no excuse not to start planning your spring wardrobe as Jennifer Heape rounds up the hot trends for the new year.
Find a club or concert to suit your tastes with The Local’s weekend guide, produced in association with entertainment buffs Djungeltrumman.
Several books used to teach Swedish as a second language are plagued with ideological bias, according to a recent academic study.
The German National Archive announced on Thursday that some 100,000 digitalized historical photos were available for the internet encyclopedia Wikipedia in a dual project that will eventually make about 11 million photos available for public use.
What's on in Sweden: December 5th - 11th. Hootchy Kootchy burlesque and Cirkus Cirkör in Stockholm; Motorhead and "making a difference" in Gothenburg; Status Quo in Malmö/Lund.
The European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday cut its main interest rate by a surprisingly hefty 75 basis points to 2.50 percent in an attempt to boost the flagging eurozone economy.
Researchers in Sweden studying personal ads have found more evidence to support the old cliche that men like younger women, and women prefer older men.
German discount retailer Lidl has started selling camcorders that are digitally linked with daily tabloid Bild, making voyeurism easy for the amateur reporter, daily taz reported on Thursday.
Feeling glum now that darkness has descended upon Germany for the next four months? David Wroe takes a look at the wintertime blues.
Just a short journey from the capital, the pretty medieval town of Sigtuna is one of Sweden's historic gems, writes Jennifer Heape.
A comparison of East and West German versions of the all-time favourite German children’s TV series Sandmännchen has opened this week at Frankfurt’s Museum for Communication.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday called for a common European approach towards the global financial crisis ahead an EU summit in Brussels next week.
The Riksbank cut Sweden’s benchmark interest rate nearly in half on Thursday, shaving 1.75 percent off the repo rate, leaving it at 2.0 percent.
Weather forecasters in Sweden are warning drivers for slippery roads throughout the country on Thursday, with snow to blame in the north and ice in the south.
The Swedish government is discussing a package of measures to cushion the economy from the blow of the global financial crisis, a government source said on Thursday.
A 40-year-old Dortmund man repeatedly punched a public bus driver late on Wednesday because he didn’t like his “driving style,” police reported on Thursday.
Berlin police on Thursday offered a €10,000 reward for the man who critically injured a 12-year-old girl with a mailbox bomb last week.
The title credentials of surprise German league leaders Hoffenheim will face their sternest examination yet on Friday when the village side travel to the home of reigning champions Bayern Munich.
Neuroscientists at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet have succeeded in getting subjects to perceive another person's body as their own.